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Pompeii

'Lamborghini' of ancient Roman chariots unearthed near Pompeii

Experts believe that the ceremonial carriage may have been used for wedding processions

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Archaeology

The mullet wasn't just an 80s thing, as this newly unearthed Iron Age figure suggests

Celtic deity from Cambridgeshire sports impeccable hair that is slightly longer at the back

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Stonehenge: could a road tunnel ruin the ancient site?

Plus, French museums revolt against lockdown closures and artist Crystal Fischetti on Karla Black

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Stonehenge

Was Stonehenge originally built in Wales? A new study says so

Parts of the world famous monument may have been taken from a stone circle of identical diameter around 250kms away, researchers claim

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Archaeology

Body of archaeologist who died defending Palmyra from Isis has been found, Syrian media reports

Khaled al-Asaad was killed “because he would not betray his deep commitment to Palmyra”, said Unesco chief

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Archaeology

Discoveries at Stonehenge highlight controversial new tunnel's threat to heritage

Recent excavation has uncovered late Neolithic and Bronze Age artefacts and human remains

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Archaeology

Archaeologists have discovered world's oldest animal cave painting

The warty pig painting was found in a cave in Indonesia and is thought to be at least 45,500 years old

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Pompeii dig unearths incredible preserved remains of two men engulfed in volcanic ash

Plaster casts were made of the newly discovered victims of Vesuvius eruption, which are believed to have been a wealthy landowner and his slave

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to 'Iron Age elite'

Using radar technology, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 19m-long ship beneath a farmer's fields

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Cultural heritage

Finally, rebel experts come to the rescue of Unesco’s failing World Heritage programme

New organisation, Our World Heritage, is putting Unesco's feet to the fire

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Archaeology

Egyptian archaeologists make the 'biggest discovery of 2020'

More than 100 painted coffins have been found at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo

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Heritage

Unesco, stop citing 'bogus' $10bn figure, art trade pleads

Ahead of a major anniversary this weekend, the international organisation is under fire for apparently exaggerating the scale of the illicit trade in cultural goods

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Turkey

Turkey seizes seeds from the British Institute at Ankara reflecting growing tensions in field of archaeology

Removal of ancient and modern specimens is latest run-in between President Erdogan’s government and foreign missions

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Heritage

Confronting the allure, and the dangers, of 'fake heritage'

Monetary gain is one reason people create counterfeit heritage—but political power, personal fame or the imposition of beliefs are equally compelling motivations

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Archaeology

Remains of 'tall and robust' Anglo Saxon warrior found by amateur detectorist in UK

The 'Marlow Warlord' was buried with his weapons and luxuries for 1,400 years

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Heritage

Origins of Stonehenge's giant slabs revealed in new research

Sample taken in 1958 was key in discovering ancient site’s "geochemical fingerprint"

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Cambodia

Radar imaging reveals ancient Cambodian ruins

Evidence of an earlier culture is found in the jungle surrounding Angkor